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The Fit Life: how to run winter trails and not die.

If you’re living anywhere in Canada that is not along a coastline, at some point you’re facing the reality of frigid temperatures.  Some take their workouts indoors, others stare like Grumpy Cat out the window waiting for the weather to … Continue reading

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RVR Ultra: new year, new look.

For anyone who has risked to attempt Canadian River Valley Revenge, they know that our race is anything but typical.  It was never meant to be.  It is the collective vision of what we love to run, 100 miles of … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: four “easy” steps to winter bike riding.

I like to bike almost as much as running.  Sadly, my bike season is usually short.  I live in Northern Canada, so it’s barely a six-month-no-snow season:  I start in May if the snow is gone, except when a freak … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: the hardest thing to face.

Someone I recently met said that she tries to build community wherever she’s planted. She’s about half my age and I see so much spunk in her that I remember having at the same age.   I recognize that wide-eyed innocence … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: Are you okay?

Connections When I was a teenager, my parents ran a home for adults with chronic mental illness.  Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.  They were stable, independent individuals who just needed that extra bit of support – “Here are your meds.  Have … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: what’s your story?

Everyone has a story.  We assume that ours is like everyone else’s – our truth is their truth – or we believe that nobody else has gone through what we have, that we are alone.  The best thing we can … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: which story do you believe?

I remember a girl from Junior High. Gail.  She was picked on, had no real friends.  “Bullied” would maybe be the term we’d use now, but back then she was blamed: mocked, alienated.  Gail invited me over a couple times.  … Continue reading

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